autism quotes

This is our collection of quotes relating to autism. We hope to give encouragement to parents and caregivers and understanding to the public.

We will also be doing an autism quotes app next.

Autism is not a choice. Acceptance is. Imagine if the opposite was true.

Stuart Duncan

I hope everyone can examine what is the most important relationship in life - the relationship between parent and child.

Jet Li

Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree, it will live it's life believing it is stupid.

Albert Einstein

I see people with Asperger's syndrome as a bright thread in the rich tapestry of life.

Tony Attwood

Autism is not a disability, it's a different ability.

Stuart Duncan

It seems that for success in science or art, a dash of autism is essential.

Hans Asperger

Nobel prize-calibre geniuses often have certain core autistic features at their heart.

Allan Snyder, director of Sydney University's Centre for the Mind

The reactions of the many should not affect the actions of the few.

Joey Lawsin

The worst thing you can do is nothing. (re: teaching children with autism)

Temple Grandin

On the other hand, I think cats have Asperger's. Like me, they're very smart. And like me, sometimes they simply need to be left alone.

Jodi Picoult, House Rules

What would happen if the autism gene was eliminated from the gene pool? You would have a bunch of people standing around in a cave, chatting and socializing and not getting anything done.

Temple Grandin

Autists are the ultimate square pegs, and the problem with pounding a square peg into a round hole is not that the hammering is hard work. It's that you're destroying the peg.

Paul Collins

You have to be the bravest person in the world to go out every day, being yourself when no one likes who you are

Matthew Dicks, Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend

If I could snap my fingers and be nonautistic, I would not. Autism is part of what I am.

Temple Grandin

If they can't learn the way we teach, we teach the way they learn.

O. Ivar Lovaas

I do not suffer from Autism, but I do suffer from the way you treat me.

Tyler Durdin

Do the best you can and never stop

Stephen Wiltshire, autistic savant.

Chaos is in fact just an illusion created by your inability to perceive the order in which things truly are.

Alyson Bradley

I never set out to be weird. It was always other people who called me weird.

Frank Zappa

Patience. Patience. Patience. Work to view my autism as a different ability rather than a disability. Look past what you may see as limitations and see the gifts autism has given me.

It may be true that I’m not good at eye contact or conversation, but have you noticed that I don’t lie, cheat at games, tattle on my classmates or pass judgment on other people?

Also true that I probably won’t be the next Michael Jordan. But with my attention to fine detail and capacity for extraordinary focus, I might be the next Einstein. Or Mozart. Or Van Gogh.

Ellen Notbohm, author of Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew

While we try to teach our children all about life, Our children teach us what life is all about.

Angela Schwindt